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Mark Crowe

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MEd,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Mark Crowe, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have worked in the mental health field for over 14 years and currently own and operate a private practice in the Greater Houston area. My professional career has involved working for child protective services, and many years working as a high school counselor. I have extensive experience working with young adults, families and parents, and couples. Areas of struggle that I have helped clients include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, relationship and marriage troubles, and family conflict. I understand that seeking counseling can at times take a tremendous amount of courage and emotional effort. Having been in counseling as a child with my own family, I can empathize with this feeling. I have seen counseling when it is ineffective, and I have also been involved when it has provided great healing. As a therapist, I take this experience and seek to make the counseling experience as natural, laid back and easy as possible. I seek to build a comfortable and relaxed relationship with my clients, where we can develop a plan to address the areas in your life which have caused pain, stress and discomfort. I value the counseling relationship and have been described as passionate, responsive and caring by former and current clients. We all go through times of struggle and pain. We all have our stories to tell and our own healing to attain. If you feel like this now and are seeking help, I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. *** NOTE= DUE TO PERSONAL WORK SCHEDULE, I AM ONLY AVAILABLE TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY MORNINGS FROM 9:30-11am CST.******

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Kara Jakubec

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Throughout my experience, my clients have struggled with fear of the unknown; had difficulty getting started or knowing where to begin; have experienced uncertainty about a new life phase or change, whether expected or unexpected; and have questioned their purpose, goals, roles, or relationships; and ultimately we walked together as they found empowerment and strategies to overcome these challenges. My intention is to help you do the same. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with ten years experience in a variety of roles helping families through parenting issues, and three years of dedicated counseling experience specifically focusing on clinical issues. I received my M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University in 2016, and made a career change to become a counselor. While I have spent time as an administrator and consultant in mental health facilities, my clinical counseling focus is anxiety/ depression, motivational issues, parenting struggles, trauma and PTSD, family issues, and substance abuse and recovery. Within my experience as a substance abuse counselor, I have worked with veterans, other counselors, individuals, groups, and families to understand, approach, and maintain a life of recovery. Having provided therapy and administrative services in the world of adolescent mental health, I have significant experience helping parents to understand and empower their child through difficult times. Through counseling and consultation, I have also provided workshops and trainings for business professionals looking to improve the effectiveness of and cohesion in their professional team. My approach combines a person-centered approach with cognitive and reality therapy in order to let you be the expert about your life. My goal is to understand where you feel "stuck," help you to envision what you want for your life and where you're trying to go, collaborate with you to develop the necessary steps, and provide the counseling along the way to help you achieve your vision.

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Frederica Wooten

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw. Often times, we find ourselves stuck and are unsure how or what to do to move forward. My goal is to assist individuals in this process so the fullest potential is reached allowing you to live your best life. I provide tailored therapeutic interventions to adults and families who are struggling with trauma, substance abuse, behavioral issues, and/or mental health issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I utilize cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused approach as well as motivational interviewing to foster a client-centered environment to produce sustainable change. I have nearly two decades of experience in the field of mental health, case management, and crisis services. I am dedicated to assisting individuals as they gain the skills and support necessary to make the changes that allow them to make forward progress and achieve their life goals.

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Steven Ramage

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a Masters in Counseling. There I learned how to associate spirituality into the healing process . I have experience working with individuals of many cultures and ethnicities, many of which I met as a case worker in Dallas. I have also worked in a clinical, outpatient, and inpatient settings. I have worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, boundaries, addiction, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia , and many more. I have worked with all ages from 5-99 . I am trained in crisis and suicide intervention. I am also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My main motivation is my love for others and I believe were intended out of love so must love to intend. I come from a Cognitive Behavior framework but integrates other counseling techniques when necessary to meet client needs.

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Patricia Olachea Haessly

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Counselor License Type(s): MA,MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
30 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello my name is Paty Olachea and I have been a psychotherapist for more than 28 years helping people with overcoming life challenges, managing emotional regulation issues through the process of love and compassion. It is my life's work to work with people of all ages, all walks of life to help them with transforming their lives with kindness to achieve abundance, love, peace, and happiness.

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Liz Tran

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I wake up every day excited and passionate to work with people in psychotherapy. When I think about helping people, I believe that establishing a good therapeutic relationship and giving clients a voice is what helps them the most. I also believe that good listening is the main component of establishing a therapeutic relationship with clients. Although I consider myself as eclectic, I incorporate various therapy techniques into my practice such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness-based approaches to help my clients. With that said, I am open to client feedbacks and what works best for them. I strive with every client to build a trusting therapeutic relationship where they feel they have a voice and where we collaboratively create a safe space to discuss life challenges and stressors. I have been working as a Licensed Professor Counselor (LPC) for approximately 10 years specializing in grief/loss, anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, anger management and abuse. I have worked in numerous populations and settings over my career which include private practices, non-profit organizations, agencies, and public schools. Primarily, I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief/loss, domestic abuses, and anger issues. I am also a Certified Anger Therapist (CART) who is well equipped and experienced to help individuals cope and manage anger problems in a healthier way. My goal is to create an empathetic, brave space to explore emotions, and life experiences and take steps towards living your best authentic life that aligns with your values. I look forward to working with you. Let’s begin the journey!

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Christopher Cantu

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Melissa Birdwell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. If you are ready to do the work, I am ready to walk with you during your healing journey. Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a great tool that is a strengths based approach, focusing on the current circumstances you are in while also exploring how to start steps towards your goals. Socratic dialogue is sometimes used during therapy to help you explore thoughts and feelings more, especially if you are at a stuck point. Sometimes Socratic Dialogue feels less empathetic, it has the purpose of helping you shift perspective or trust yourself to find solutions. Examples of Socratic Dialogue can include: How do you know? Can you give me an example of that? What do you mean by that? What would be the consequences of that? What is the counterargument? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the best description for this modality comes from "This core principle underlies acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). ACT views “negative” emotions and experiences as part of life. Trying to avoid them can lead to unhelpful or unproductive behaviors. ACT (pronounced “act”) helps you accept the reality of these experiences and commit to pursuing your values." ( My treatment focus is client centered, we will work towards your goals (of course you have to do the work).

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Lauren Nash

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an LPC located in Texas with 7 years of professional work experience. I received both my undergraduate and graduate degree from Dallas Baptist University. I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, postpartum anxiety/depression, infertility and family planning, relationship or interpersonal issues, and parenting issues. My goal is to help clients understand their own story and learn how to integrate tools and strategies to help improve their quality of life. It is my hope to go along side you in your journey and help you find your way through the adversities and difficulties that we face in life. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take immense courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Toni Lawrence

Clinical therapist offering therapy in TX
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience and 13 years of military service. I have experience in helping clients with PTSD, stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Beasley

Finding the best therapist close by in Beasley can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Beasley that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Beasley. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Beasley, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Beasley region and in the state of Texas. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Beasley or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Beasley area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Beasley therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Beasley, elsewhere in Fort Bend, or in the greater state of Texas.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Beasley area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Beasley therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Beasley due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Beasley may not take health insurance, some in the state of Texas may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Texas you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Beasley online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Beasley, Texas working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Beasley psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Beasley above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Beasley helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Beasley therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Beasley therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Beasley?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Beasley therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Beasley therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Beasley therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Beasley therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in TX, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 77417 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Beasley counselor?

Before seeing your Beasley therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Beasley.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Beasley licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Beasley counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Beasley, Texas can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Beasley has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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